Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood
2:40 UPDATING with pictures
Great Spot to Blog
I’m sitting on the fountain at the base of the steps of the Supreme Court, waiting for the press conference at the conclusion of oral arguments in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood.
After Oral Arguments
Kelly Ayotte is the Attorney General of New Hampshire, and she is defending a law passed by the NH legislature that requires notification of parents prior to a young girl getting an abortion.
Planned Parenthood has sued the state because the law doesn’t make an exception for the “health of the mother.”
The law DOES, however, have a “judicial bypass” — that means a young woman can make an appeal to a judge if she has a reason not to turn to her parents.
Ayotte facing the scrum. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post in the middle in the greyish suit and tie.The Tiller T-shirt
One picture I don’t have: a young woman in a “Team Tiller” t-shirt. Tiller is the notorious abortionist who specializes in late-term abortions on viable babies. She wouldn’t let me take her picture after I told her I was pro-life.
Here’s the Tiller-Girl’s Friend Her friend standing next to her with this “conscience” poster was happy to be photographed. Don’t know why they would think this poster is more “acceptable” than the Tiller t-shirt.
I told this “Pro-Choice Boy” that being pro-choice was “awfully convenient” for him. The whole gaggle of girls around him laughed, so they seemed to get the joke.
Dueling Protestors . . . the NOW/NARAL crowd didn’t have the Supreme Court steps all to themselves. . .
My favorite protestors, these brave women came out to say “My Abortion Hurt Me.”